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No Windows 8 Plot To Lock Out Linux

texaport missing the obvious, here. (548 comments)

it is really just a plot to keep my reverse-Hackintosh from coming to market. I cannot see how we will ever have an inexpensive, stand-alone Mac running Windows 8 (ie., free from Bootcamp, VMWare or Parallels) Well played, Microsoft.

more than 3 years ago

PC Virus Turns 25

texaport Bring it on (1 comments)

my 8-bit Atari overclocked to 2433KHz is unaffected by any modern webpage malware.
some people run Atari VCS emulation under Linux
while other folks can run Linux on their Atari VCS.

about 4 years ago

EFF Offers an Introduction To Traitorware

texaport Re:Who really cares, though? (263 comments)

according to my new iPhone app that explains formerly complicated concepts ... the word "Privacy" comes from the Gaelic 'pri' (share) and Teutonic 'vac' (info)

more than 4 years ago

Avoiding DMCA Woes As an Indy Game Developer?

texaport Re:Knee-jerking != making an informed argument (494 comments)

He could have named his PacMan clone as DMCA-Man and then maybe even reversed it to spell ACMD-Man to not be so obvious. Or perhaps changed a letter and called it ACME and put forward an original game idea about a wiley coyote who chases a roadrunner around a desert.

more than 4 years ago

iPhone 4 Pre-Orders Wreaking Havoc On Apple Store

texaport Re:I know it's fashionable to make fun of AT&T (285 comments)

Maybe the next round of Net Neutrality will find Apple/AT&T at the front-of-the-line for all future Internet traffic -- assuming Apple can improve their storefronts, and that AT&T 3G infrastructure ever reaches the point of not being oversold.

more than 4 years ago

Updated Mac Mini Aims For the Living Room

texaport Re:Price point creeping up (638 comments)

You are forgetting the additional cost of taking that 26W TDP design, overclocking the Mac Mini a wee bit, and adding my personal cooling solution with a self-contained 74 watt fan.

more than 4 years ago



Circuit City concept store opens Feb 14th

texaport texaport writes  |  more than 6 years ago

texaport writes "In time for Valentine's Day — for those haven't done their shopping or just need a new place to take their date:
A Circuit City prototype from late last year is called 'The City' and is "an interactive store with a more selective inventory of electronics. Computers, cameras and video games will be available for testing on a new open floor plan."

This Texas Circuit City is being moved from a site a few miles away to a 24,000 square foot space on the top floor of a mall. The store's general manager has said, Circuit City's employees are being transferred to the new location and retrained."

Link to Original Source

texaport texaport writes  |  more than 7 years ago

texaport (600120) writes "How do you get yours every day?
In a can.
In a bottle.
Hot cup.
On the rocks.
Squeezed from chocolate.
Synthesized in Cowboy Neal's lab."

texaport texaport writes  |  more than 8 years ago

texaport writes "WGA stands for:

"Writers Guild of America (Hollywood)"
"Williams Gateway Airport (Phoenix)"
"Wisconsin Growers Association (Wisconsin)"
"Windows Genuine Advantage (Hell)"
"Womens Golf Association (Scotland)"
"Wild Goose Association (Cowboy Neal Ranch)"

texaport texaport writes  |  more than 8 years ago

texaport writes "Ever wonder what's inside your Apple battery pack? It turns out that they're not that complicated inside." Jason O'Grady used the CoconutBattery application to see that his Sony battery cells had seen 496 load cycles. The average person might think that these were merely AA batteries connected in a manner to scare airport screeners. But the only thing to be concerned with is the warning in the article to 'be careful. The batteries contain a fair amount of electricity and shorting the terminals can easily cause a fire.' Three short pages make up the entire entry, and all you'll need is a screwdriver and a 6 pack of Fukushima US18650 alternatives in the green (not blue green) cannister."

texaport texaport writes  |  more than 8 years ago

texaport writes "Kevin Carmony of Lindows and Linspire fame announced today their CNR subscription service is now free.

"We're thrilled to now be in a position to offer this excellent service to desktop Linux users absolutely free. Everyone should be able to easily manage their software when running Desktop Linux, and now they can."

My first public 'aisle' of software for others will be the missing CNR apps that differentiate the regular FreeSpire ISO from the OSS Edition.

And maybe now they'll create a CNR package to automatically do the very simple text edit of /etc/sudoers so that sudo requires a password?"


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